Today we will be reviewing the concepts of buying on the margin and the risks of the Credit Economy. This will lead to our exploration of the Stock Market Crash of 1929 ("Black Tuesday").
With any time that we have left in class, we will do a quick "chalk talk" (digital of course) on annotated bibliographies. You will need this skill for your Second War War presentation, your research essay, and going forward into University-level courses next year.
Unfortunately, I am away from class today (I have a meeting at the Board Office). I will be back "bright and early" tomorrow morning, and I expect to hear nothing but glowing reports about the class and how hard they worked today.
Over the next two days we will be working hard to establish a foundation of knowledge around the events, people, and politics of the immediate post-war years in Canada. We will be working with several sources, and you will need each of the following handouts downloaded to your digital binder (make sure you make a new folder for the new unit): Political and Social Conditions Questions, 1920s Scrapbook Questions, Canadian Politics Between the Wars, Hep Facts about the 20s, Prohibition and The Spanish Flu of 1918.
Tomorrow we are also going to spend some time looking at the PERSIAT(+G) method of catergorizing information, as we start to pick up steam in our pursuit of the excellent research and organizational skills we will need to write our big research essay.
Welcome back. I hope you had an awesome break, and that your batteries are recharged and you are ready for the "big push" to the finish.
We have a lot to accomplish over the next few weeks, including preparation for your final exam on January 28th (at 1:00pm). You also have a research essay to complete (here is Stage Three), and a unit test on the Second World War to write (this Friday). I would like all your Stage Threes in no later than Monday, January 14th (with the final essays due the 21st?)
We have two missed seminars to finish up today, and we will spend the rest of the time getting organized for the push ahead.
Today we are going to take the entire period to make sure that we are all on the same page when it comes to both the Second World War Seminar and the Independent Essay. Aside from the exam, these are the two largest pieces that you will be evaluated on this semester, so treat them accordingly.
Since you are responsible for all notes from the WWII seminars, you should have a complete list of seminar topics and presenters handy.
We are going to work our way through the rubric for the seminar, the role of the audience, and the process that has been put in place to help you (so please take advantage of it!). We are also going to look at some of the pitfalls associated with Power Point (and for those who need a handy reference, I've included a Basic Power Point How To). By the end of the period you should also have your presentation date.
If there is time, we are also going to discuss the first stage of the essay, and some possible essay topics that might interest you.
Wow..uhm..those debates were "interesting"....
We are going to take some time during today's class to debrief re: the process, and more importantly the content (or lack there of...). We are also going to take another look at logical fallacies (using the graphic below this posting as a discussion starter/reminder.
We are also going to take a "time out" and focus on Essay Writing Skills (including how to write a proper annotated bibliography). I have put together a little booklet that I think will help you (you can grab it here). This Bibliographical Worksheet is excellent practice, and should be done for homework.
We are also going to take up the homework from a few days ago, and if there is time finish off the Defining Moments.